Tlingit and other totem poles

Stock Photography By Tyrrell Mendis

Tlingit totems identify a clan, tell a story, are memorials, or celebrate an event. The genealogy pole, usually erected in front of the house, indicates the clan of the mother. Figures on the poles are akin to family crests. Totemic symbols are usually animals � bear, eagle or killer whale � that once affected the destiny of the tribe.

Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 3
Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park
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Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 2
Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park
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Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 4
Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park
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Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 5
Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park
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Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 6
Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park
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Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village,Ketchikan, Alaska - 7
Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park
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Trail of Tears sculpture by Peter Wolf Toth, Mandan, North Dakota, USA
Trail of Tears sculpture by
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1. Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 3. One of the largest collections of totems in the world. Tlingit totems identify a clan, tell a story, are memorials, or celebrate an event. The genealogy pole, usually erected in front of the house, indicates the clan of the mother. Figures on the poles are akin to family crests. Totemic symbols are usually animals bear, eagle or killer whalethat once affected the destiny of the tribe.

2. Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 2. One of the largest collections of totems in the world. Tlingit totems identify a clan, tell a story, are memorials, or celebrate an event. The genealogy pole, usually erected in front of the house, indicates the clan of the mother. Figures on the poles are akin to family crests. Totemic symbols are usually animals bear, eagle or killer whalethat once affected the destiny of the tribe.

3. Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 4. One of the largest collections of totems in the world. Tlingit totems identify a clan, tell a story, are memorials, or celebrate an event. The genealogy pole, usually erected in front of the house, indicates the clan of the mother. Figures on the poles are akin to family crests. Totemic symbols are usually animals bear, eagle or killer whalethat once affected the destiny of the tribe.

4. Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 5. One of the largest collections of totems in the world. Tlingit totems identify a clan, tell a story, are memorials, or celebrate an event. The genealogy pole, usually erected in front of the house, indicates the clan of the mother. Figures on the poles are akin to family crests. Totemic symbols are usually animals bear, eagle or killer whalethat once affected the destiny of the tribe.

5. Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska - 6. One of the largest collections of totems in the world. Tlingit totems identify a clan, tell a story, are memorials, or celebrate an event. The genealogy pole, usually erected in front of the house, indicates the clan of the mother. Figures on the poles are akin to family crests. Totemic symbols are usually animals bear, eagle or killer whalethat once affected the destiny of the tribe.

6. Totem pole, Saxman Totem Park and Native Village,Ketchikan, Alaska - 7. One of the largest collections of totems in the world. Tlingit totems identify a clan, tell a story, are memorials, or celebrate an event. The genealogy pole, usually erected in front of the house, indicates the clan of the mother. Figures on the poles are akin to family crests. Totemic symbols are usually animals bear, eagle or killer whalethat once affected the destiny of the tribe.

7. Trail of Tears sculpture by Peter Wolf Toth, Mandan, North Dakota, USA. One of more than 60 sculpturesat least one in each state, and some in Canadain the series Trail of the Whispering Giants carved over 34 years by Hungarian-born sculptor, Peter Wolf Toth. Each piece commemorates an event in the history of Native North Americans. In his own words, the sculptures are in remembrance of a proud and noble people.

 

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